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Preparing for 2013 Ironman Coeur d’Alene (The Bike)

The bike portion of Ironman CDA is the longest part of the race – both in length and pain.  The course starts out easy enough, running East from downtown towards Lake Shore drive.  At this point, you will head South-ish

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Preparing for 2013 Ironman Coeur d’Alene (Transition)

You’re out of the water and into T1 (transition 1 – swim to bike) at Ironman Coeur d’Alene.  First you have to run up the beach, across the sidewalk and hundreds of spectators, and onto the grass of City Park.

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2012 (and later) Ironman Coeur d’Alene Bike Course GPX Data

The bike course changed in 2012 for Ironman CDA. This post has a link to the GPX file that I created from my Garmin data. You can use Google Earth or other gpx viewers to open it. For me, the

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My First Bicycle Power Meter

I have been hearing about power meters for a few years now and when I took the USAT coaching certification clinic, the coach/presenters said that the best way for athletes to train on the bike is using a power meter.

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I met the road today


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Presta Valves

Presta change-a

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Selle SMP Evolution Still Rocks!

I have been riding on this saddle for a few weeks now and it’s still the best I have used.  No numbness at all.  I especially like the “Eagle Beak” nose as it allows me to get into aero position

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Selle SMP Evolution Review

Tom reviews his new Selle SMP Evolution saddle

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Kurt Kinetic Trainer Review

I wrote this article a while back.  Just an update – if you’re going to have an indoor trainer, be sure to put something under the back wheel if you decide to lube the chain and/or cassette.  Otherwise, you will

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